Here is a very cool way to find and listen to live radio worldwide… It is called Radio Garden. Visit the site, rotate the globe in your browser to locate radio stations.
Source: Radio Garden
Whether you’re sending sensitive financial documents or a home video with friends, your files should be protected. That’s where Firefox Send comes in. With Firefox Send, you can:
Source: Firefox Send
Some years back I can remember exploring a note-keeping application called Zoho Notebook, that was in its’ infancy. Recently I revisited Zoho Notebook and boy was I in for a surprise. This application rocks and I am now committing myself to moving all of my note-keeping data from other platforms where I have data stored (i.e. Microsoft OneNote, Evernote and Google Keep). The reason for my decision is that Zoho does what all of the other applications do, but better (in my opinion). Zoho Notebook works on nearly all OS platforms and devices out there.
Below is a verbatim (best description) I could find on Zoho Notebook. You can judge for yourself.
Notebook provides different ways to take notes and capture your thoughts.
– Write notes. Start with text, add images and sketches, checklists or audio, all in the same note.
– Add PDFs, word documents, spreadsheets, and more with the dedicated file note card.
– Create and mark checklists to get stuff done with the dedicated checklist note card.
– Record ideas, meetings, and lectures with the audio note card.
– Capture moments using the dedicated photo note card.
– Sketch ideas and take hand written notes using your finger with the sketch note card.
Content added to Notebook gets intelligently formatted into beautiful, distinct cards.
– Recipe Card automatically pulls the recipe photo and description, creates a checklist for ingredients, and provides step-by-step cooking instructions. See zoho.com/notebook for supported sites.
– Video Card automatically pulls video preview and, once opened, plays in a distraction-free space. Works for YouTube and Vimeo.
– Link Card pulls headline or page title, along with the main image, creating a beautiful note card.
– You can organize various notes into notebooks.
– Notes can be grouped together.
– You can reorder your notes within a notebook.
– Move or copy note cards between notebooks.
– Synchronize all your notes and notebooks across devices and to the cloud.
– Take a note on one device, add to it from another.
– Change the color of your note cards.
– Choose a notebook cover or create your own.
– Lock individual notebooks and notes
– Search your notes within a notebook or across notebooks.
– Share your notes through email and other options.
Source: Zoho Notebook
There are many good “web-based” applications out there that do not get the credit they deserve. Google Drawings is one of those applications. I have tried many, many “web-based” applications for creating and editing images and I keep going back to Google Drawings.
Google Drawings is like the black sheep of the Google Docs family. It is there and no one sees it. What most people don’t know is that an image you create, with Google Drawings, can be embedded into Google Docs. Google Drawings has all of those hidden powers of a graphic editor, an image editor or a publisher. As a matter of fact, some of the tools, using the layers, remind me of MS-Publisher. I have used Google Docs to create images and backgrounds for blogging, cards, flowcharts, Facebook, etc…
The best way I found to learn how to use Google Drawings is to simply visit the site, start a new blank drawing and start exploring the various menus and start creating an abstract drawing or graphic. If you have some experience with graphic editors, a lot of what you see will make sense.
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Click on the link (or screenshot) below to check your internet speed at a site called Speedtest. I routinely check my internet download/upload speeds, at this website, to make sure I am getting what I am paying for. I typically will run this from my main desktop computer that is connected directly to the router/modem; but, you can run Speedtest from any computer or device (i.e. smartphone). When you get to the site and if you click on the “Apps” at the top menu, you will see the various platform options that you can run Speedtest, in addition to the web-based test.
Here at “What’s On My PC”, I have added Speedtest
to the Bookmarks4Techs collection…
Source: Speedtest by Ookla
Nimbus Notes is similar to Microsoft OneNote and Evernote; however, in my opinion I like it better for quickly capturing information for blogging. With the free option of Nimbus Notes you are limited to 100 notes (a month), 100Mb uploads (a month), 10Mb attachment size, and 50Mb note size; all of which seem minute and may not work for you if you are saving a ton of data. What sold me is the Nimbus Screen Capture and Nimbus Note Capture browser extensions (available for different browser platforms) that allow me to send my captured information to my Nimbus Notes. There are also mobile apps available as well. Anyhow, I thought I would throw this out there and let you take a look at it.
Transform information chaos from multiple sources into an organized workplace. Empower yourself or your team to get things done faster with fewer iterations and fewer meetings.
Recently I began looking into various online streaming TV services that are legal and FREE. So far, I had found Pluto TV and XUMO; and thought that was the end to this until I came across STIRR.
STIRR appears to have launched in January 2019 and in a nutshell, I found it to be similar to both XUMO and Pluto TV where you have a broad range of channels to watch. STIRR, from what I could gather is ramping up and just recently added more channel and category options. Like Pluto TV and XUMO, STIRR has an app available you can install on your smartphone so you can watch TV on the go.
News, sports, entertainment, and more are there for the taking; but, the content is typically older content or content that you normally would not find with the paid services. With that being said, I give these services credit for selecting sources that are worthy of watching and following.
When I go camping in my RV I typically use my smartphone’s data plan to stream content (without wifi) to the TV in my RV using a device called “Screenbeam Mini 2“. You can read my recent review on the Screenbeam Mini 2 HERE. It is an awesome device that can be purchased HERE…
For that real TV experience, I use two totally FREE online TV services that I want to share with you. One of the services I am sure you may have heard of, but the second was something that was totally new to me. No, you won’t find all the top channels you typically watch, but the content from both of these services will keep you entertained: both cover a wide range of topics (channels): both are optimized for streaming: and, both are available as mobile apps. I am also seeing where both of the services are actually being bundled and included with some of the newer TV’s.
Ok, now for the grand finale and time to reveal both of these services. I hope you enjoy them…
Pluto TV is the leading free streaming television service in America, delivering 100+ live and original channels and thousands of on-demand movies in partnership with major TV networks, movie studios, publishers, and digital media companies. Millions of viewers tune in each month to watch premium news, TV shows, movies, sports, lifestyle, and trending digital series. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Pluto TV is a top free app and available on all mobile, web and connected TV streaming devices.
XUMO is your destination for free LIVE and on-demand streaming entertainment. With over 160 different channels to choose from, you won’t get bored. Tune in for newly launched music channels, breaking news, epic fails, stand up comedy, sports, news coverage, and more. Select channels as “Favorite” for an experience tailored to you. Share the latest from the guys at Funny or Die, gather ’round for this week’s Movie of the Week from our collection of FREE Movies, catch-up on full length seasons of TV shows like Roseanne, Hell’s Kitchen, Unsolved Mysteries, and more, or witness history being made during LIVE tournaments from the 2019 PGA TOUR Season. Stay up to date, but most of all, stay entertained with XUMO.
Here at “What’s On My PC”, I was on the hunt for an online countdown timer that I could use when I am exercising. I found many online and ended up liking one included in an online clock utility called “vClock”.
vClock is a mix of clock utilities; consisting of an alarm clock, countdown timer, stopwatch and world clock. What I liked about vClock is that there is a night mode; it is customizable (colors, fonts, configurable time/date elements, full screen option); and, the interface is not saturated with a lot of ads.
While we are talking about clocks,
check out this techie clock at Amazon…
A Free Online Calculator, Quick and Easy, and Full Screen!
This is a great online web alternative to Photoshop or Gimp… If you own a Chromebook, Photopea may be the image editor you are looking for.
Photopea is an advanced image editor, which can work with both raster and vector graphics. You can use it for simple tasks, such as resizing images, as well as complex tasks, such as designing webpages, creating illustrations, processing photographs and more.
Open and edit PSD, XCF, Sketch (Photoshop, Gimp and Sketch) or any other image files. Inspect PSD and Sketch files. Convert Sketch to PSD. Apply photo effects and filters. A perfect alternative to Photoshop or Gimp.
Source: Photopea | Online Photo Editor
FRVR Klondike Solitaire is the BEST online solitaire that you will find that you can play directly in your web browser (on your computer, tablet or smartphone).
A true to the original remake of the classical Klondike Solitaire game everyone knows and loves. The game features vibrant graphics, smooth animations, a jumping card ending, and works great on any Computer, Tablet or Phone — well pretty much anywhere. Even better, there is no need to install anything, the game works right in your browser!
Free online tools for every situation, work with text (reverse, convert to uppercase or lowercase), images (invert, resize, crop), lists (sort in alphabetical order, random sort), numbers (generate sequences, sort) and more.
Source: PineTools – Free online tools
I recently received notice from Amazon offering a $15 credit toward my Prime Account if I installed their photo app on my phone. After reading the article reflected below, I am seriously considering it.
This is a great article about the various cloud-based photo storage sites. The author, in this case, opted to go with Amazon Photos (through Amazon Prime) which gives you unlimited storage; plus, all photos are uploaded at their original resolution and size.
I’ve talked about how important it is to maintain your most important pictures in cloud-based photo albums that you can access from anywhere, including your smartphone. These are the photos that reflect back on your life’s big moments… not necessarily the best few pics from your recent family vacation.
(Your smartphone’s local photo app and your index finger can handle that.)
If you sit down for a few minutes and think about which groups of pictures you’ll always want available at a moment’s notice, you’ll probably come up a short list of categories.
I decided to create this group of cloud photo albums that I can also share with my wife:
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Free online video converter, audio converter, image converter, eBook converter. No download or account required.
Convenience – No software to download. Just select your file, pick a format to convert to and away you go.
Speed – Aim to complete all our conversions in under 10 minutes.
Formats – Support 1200+ file formats, more than any other converter.
Experience – Have been successfully converting files since 2006 with millions of happy customers.
Support – Got a file you can’t convert? Just email Zamar and they will ask their dedicated engineers to take a look for you.
Unlike a lot of other screen recording tools that require a download, the screen recorder works directly in your browser. All you have to do to record is to launch the site and press the record button.
If you enjoy working on jigsaw puzzles, you need to check out “Jigsaw Explorer” (that runs in your web browser). What I found is that once you load a puzzle, select the number of pieces you want; then, go to full screen (to eliminate the ads loading). You can also upload your own images and what I discovered by doing that is that you can rotate the pieces by using the wheel on your mouse. To lift and move a piece, simply click on the piece using your mouse. You can even create puzzles and send/share them with others. Really nice online jigsaw app. Great app for Chromebooks, as well.
Jigsaw Explorer – Premium online jigsaw puzzles.
If you love playing chess, here is an online 3D chess game (called SparkChess), where you can play against the computer.
Play, learn and have fun with the most advanced free online chess game. Improve your skills with various AI opponents or challenge your friends in multiplayer!
BeFunky is a FREE online graphic designer, photo editor and collage maker that continues to improve. The good here is that you can use this without installing software on your computer and end up with a really great creation. I have used all the elements (designer, photo editor, collage maker) in BeFunky and will tell you that you will not be disappointed. I suggest you spend some time with BeFunky and learn about each of the elements and make it your “go to” online editor.
BeFunky Photo Editor lets you apply photo effects, edit photos and create photo collages with collage maker. Online Photo editing and creating collages has never been easier.
If you are into Wikipedia, you may want to take a look at Wikiwand. Very nice, interesting and modernized interface that makes reading Wikipedia articles a more pleasant experience to read. Wikiwand is available on many platforms (web and mobile). I currently have bookmarked their Start-News page in my web browser that enables me to jump to their web interface.
Wikiwand is the world’s leading Wikipedia reader for web and mobile.
Play a classic singleplayer card game Solitaire (Klondike) online for free. Simple gameplay, excellent graphics and unlimited undos!
Just experienced a situation where someone sent me a Microsoft Publisher file as an email attachment. Guess what, most people, including myself, do not have Publisher installed and when using my Chromebook there is no conversion option available. To remedy this issue, I went to a website called “Convert Publisher to PDF” and within minutes, after uploading the publisher file and downloading the converted pdf file, I could see the contents of the file. Also appears you can save the converted file to Google Drive, Box, and OneDrive.
Pub to PDF converter online without email. Access files from Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive. Convert Publisher to PDF. 100% free. No software installation.
(start.me) is, by far, my favorite homepage browser app. It is the first thing I see when I load my browser on my computer.
I am big into customization and “start.me” has numerous options available to make your homepage shine the way you want it to (with various widgets, page backgrounds, etc…) Not only that, it is a modern-day bookmark manager with browser extensions, that gives you the power to save your bookmarks on the fly. Also, there is a mobile app available that you can load on your phone so that you can take your bookmarks with you.
If interested, the source link below will help get you started; plus, take a minute to watch the video.
We spend a lot of time on the Internet. We browse the web to discover. Or we search for something specific, like a delicious recipe or a motivational article. start.me’s bookmark manager lets you easily save and organize all of your favorite webpages on a customizable dashboard. Using start.me, you’ll spend less time digging for links and more time browsing them.
Source: What is start.me? – start.me
I love this calculator for its’ simplicity and that it is right at hand, as a browser extension. You can also access this calculator via the source link below and to learn more on how to install the calculator as a browser extension.
A simple calculator for basic arithmetic. This is a free tool available as an offline-enabled web/mobile application, Chrome extension, Firefox Add-on, and Microsoft Edge Extension.
Source: Basic Arithmetic Calculator
A pie chart is a circular statistical graphic which is used to represent composition. It illustrates the numerical proportion of constituents. Pie charts are used in business, media, sales, marketing, and other sectors.
I am currently looking at Google Play Music and Spotify as an online music service subscription… So which one is the best?
Spotify is one of the most popular music services on the market today, but is it more deserving of your money than Google Play Music? Depending on your musical habits, the answer may be easier than you think.
This is a cool website where you can mix ambient sounds together to wash away distraction and help you focus or relax
Source: A Soft Murmur
I really like this online radio service (called myTuner) and especially like when you find and select a station it will pop out into its’ own small window (which allows you to listen while you surf). This app is available for many platforms and in my case; works on my Chromebook, Windows computers, and my Android devices as a dedicated app (smartphones and tablets).
Listen to your favorite radio stations and more than 50000 online radio stations for free on mytuner-radio.com. Easy to use internet radio.
You will love this virtual note board app, called “Note Board” that will help you remember tasks, write sticky notes, save web content, post pictures, etc… “Note Board” allows you to save content you come across with the Chrome or Firefox browser extensions; AND, is available as an Android or iOS app.
Organize notes: move your sticky notes to the board you want and drag the bottom right corner to resize.
Multiple boards: organize notes in boards, use textures to change the look of the board, move notes between boards.
Publish boards: when board’s visibility is set to public, it is viewable by anyone, but nobody will be able to change the contents of the board except yourself. Visit the gallery to see examples.
Share boards: share boards with friends and let them have writing access rights or read-only.
Save web content: if you install the Chrome or Firefox extension right click the website you are viewing to store a note, a selection of text, an image, a link or the URL of the page.
Source: Note Board App
From what I can see, this logo maker is totally FREE!
Simply go to the homepage of Hatchful and then start creating your logo by clicking on the “Get Started” button from the top right corner. Next, it will ask you to choose a business to show you the relevant templates.
A FREE online image editor that you may want to take a look at (especially, if you are a Chromebook user)…
Open and edit PSD, XCF, Sketch (Photoshop, Gimp and Sketch) or any other image files. Inspect PSD and Sketch files. Convert Sketch to PSD. Apply photo effects and filters. A perfect alternative to Photoshop or Gimp.
Source: Photopea | Online Image Editor
All round “best” online PDF service you will find. PDFConvertFree is an easy-to-use online tool that gives you multiple options to manage PDF docmuents. It comes with excellent features that everyone may use.
For exam;le you can use it to Merge PDF, Split PDF, Convert PDF to Image/Word/Excel/PPTX/TXT/EPUB/SVG. You can create PDF from Word/Image/EPUB/Latex. You can also compress PDF, rotate PDF, grayscale PDF and protect PDF.
PDFConvertFree is 100% Free. No Sign Up. No Email Address. No Ads.
You can discover more about PDFConvertFree by following the source link below.
Interesting way to email files directly to your Google Drive, Egnyte, Dropbox or OneDrive account by using an online service called “Email It In”… Follow the link below to learn more.
Take a look at the online logo maker called DesignEvo. Great way to make logos for letterhead, your company, blog, etc…; featuring over 4000 templates. Very easy to use…
Below is a sample logo I made for the blog in a matter of minutes… https://www.designevo.com/
When bad weather is heading my way, my “go to” radar image map is the MSN full screen radar map (see source link below). I like that it not only shows the weather in motion and is zoomable; but, the main selling point with me is that there are no ads. I typically use this map to plug into other apps that I use, as well.
Source: Maps – MSN Weather
There are numerous online graphic design editors out there. It is just the matter of finding them. This is where the site “I Love Free Software” comes into play in finding the gems. They recently posted and reviewed “5 Online Postcard Maker Websites” for you to try and my favorite on their list is Crello. With Crello you can create a whole lot more than just postcards with their free templates to make stunning visuals. For example, they have a template for Facebook posts that I use to make my posts look original.
Here are 5 free online postcard maker websites. With these websites, you can make beautiful postcards in a matter of minutes and print or download them for free.
Are you a music lover? If so, make sure you check out the Chrome Music Lab where you can have some fun with the hands-on experiments (such as Song Maker, Rhythm, Spectogram, Chords, Sound Waves, Appregios, Melody Maker and more…). All of these apps can be run straight from your web browser and no account sign-in is required.
What is Chrome Music Lab? Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments.
What can it be used for? Many teachers have been using Chrome Music Lab as a tool in their classrooms to explore music and its connections to science, math, art, and more. They’ve been combining it with dance and live instruments.
Can I use it to make my own songs? Yes. Check out the Song Maker experiment, which lets you make and share your own songs.
Source: Chrome Music Lab
Here is an interactive map that gives you the medal count for each country in the PYEONGCHANG 2018 Winter Games…
SOURCE: ESRI – PYEONGCHANG 2018
Here are some really cool backgrounds (with sound effects) that you can pull up in your web browser. Simply click on the links below. Once you land on the site, you will find additional background selections at the top right, as well. Enjoy!
Read This on Android Authority, “New update to Google Keep lets you pin your notes“, that made my day. According to their article, “Google is bringing you the ability to pin your notes to the top so that you don’t have to scroll down”… I love Google Keep and this new feature is definitely something I was looking for…
Here is a screenshot tool, called CloudShot, that may pique your interest. I love screenshot programs and CloudShot stands out in that it has a modern interface that allows you to share your screenshots via cloud services like Dropbox/Imgur, upload to FTP, copy or just save it. I also dug a little deeper on the site and found there is a portable version, as well.
Google and Box have entered Into a product integration partnership that will give you the ability to create, collaborate and edit documents, spreadsheets and presentations in Google Docs directly from Box. As a result, Box will serve as a third-party repository for Docs, Slides and Sheets.
Multcloud is a web based app where you can bring together multiple cloud drives into one place (such as Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Box, MEGA, SugarSync, Amazon Cloud Drive, Amazon S3 as well as FTP, WebDav, etc.). I use Multcloud to quickly manage my cloud drives to access and transfer my files from one service to another. Today I was informed by AOMEI Technology that MultCloud was upgraded to include a NEW Google Chrome App.
For home based personal account users, the FREE version of Multcloud is awesome when compared to other similar services.
You get (for FREE):
If you need more, MultCloud offers a premium service that, in my opinion, cannot be beat.
Labeley is a FREE web app (that you work with from your web browser) that gives you the ability to “create custom stickers for all occasions, from birthday parties, weddings and other special events to kids camping trips, kids clothing, back-to-school programs and so on”. With Labeley you can create your own design(s) with the online label editor, save them for future reference, upload your own graphics (or pics) and when done you can have them printed (for a small fee) and sent to you.
Aside from the sleek, user-friendly layout, Labeley comes with a variety of design options that make label creation easy and fun. Users can choose between different:
– label shapes
– ribbons and graphics
– colors and fonts
or they can revamp their own design by simply uploading it from their personal computers. The best thing is, they don’t even need to create an account if they want to remain anonymous.
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Evernote and Google Keep are my two main note keeping applications. Evernote is for the important stuff and Google Keep is for the unimportant stuff. Both are cloud based and are available on numerous platforms.
This past week Evernote made some noticeable improvements that made navigation of the sidebar more intuitive, searches are now more refined, and notebooks (and tags) can be color coded. Read more about the changes to Evernote by CLICKING HERE.
The most noticeable improvement this past week to Google Keep is the NEW Google Keep Chrome extension that gives you the ability to save web pages, images and selected text with ease. To take a look at the Google Keep Chrome extension, CLICK HERE .
Both of these applications are especially helpful in keeping track of the things in our life; whether important and/or unimportant.
Relive The Sinking Of The Titanic In This Real-Time Animation – If you got 2 hours and 40 minutes to spare, you can relive the final hours of the Titanic. The video has been viewed almost 3 million times on YouTube, with many people commenting that they watched the whole animation.
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This week’s blog posting on “How To Watch YouTube In TV Mode On Your Computer” is actually a very easy posting for me. To go into the YouTube TV Mode on your computer, simply open your browser and type in the following URL: https://www.youtube.com/tv … That is all there is to it. Once you are there there are three very easy keyboard commands you need to know. By hitting the “G” key on your keyboard, a guide will slide out from the left side of the screen. To perform a YouTube search, simply hit the “S” key on your keyboard. If you need to go back to the Home Screen, simply hit the “ESC” key on your keyboard. You can also easily navigate YouTube.com/TV with your mouse (pay special attention to the sidebar on the left side of the screen).
YouTube.com/TV is also called YouTube Leanback and can also be launched by entering the URL of https://www.youtube.com/leanback. This mode of watching YouTube, which is commonly not known (or is forgotten about), is especially beneficial for those who have the larger computer monitors or have a media center set up on a large screen TV.
File Encryption Software That I Was Unaware Of – Have you ever heard of MEO File Encryption Software? I was unaware it existed and glad that I found it. A free version is available for non-commercial use. If you like it, I found that following the install you can copy the folder where MEO File Encryption is installed to your flash drive and turn it into a portable app. Very nice (and easy) file encryption software with the following features (in the FREE version): Easily encrypt files and folders; Decrypt files that have been encrypted; Encrypt emails and send within MEO; and Create self-extracting encrypted files that can be decrypted without encryption software.
Learn To Tie Knots Online – Check out Animated Knots by Grog that is described on the site as “TIE KNOTS THE FUN AND EASY WAY – Better to know a knot and not need it, than need a knot and not know it”. There is a desktop and mobile version available.
Bet You Never Saw This Before – I have been looking around for a bluetooth capable mouse for my Android tablet and came across a mouse with a bluetooth speaker built into it. It is called the Aerb® Wireless Bluetooth Speaking Mouse . I haven’t decided whether to splurge for this (just to have something different); but, I have never seen anything like it. A mouse with a speaker built into it is a really neat concept; especially, for a tablet or smartphone.
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There are a number of Klondike Solitaire games available on the internet that you can play in your browser; but, it is hard to find one that is ad free, until now. You need to check out, Solitaire Online.
Solitaire Online is one of the nicest looking Solitaire games I’ve come across that can be played full screen in your browser without any ads glaring nearby. Solitaire Online is also available as a Google Chrome Web App at the Google Chrome Web Store.
Unlimited undo option (‘CTRL’ + ‘Z’ option for Computer Geeks).
Retry function that allows you to start new game with same cards at start.
Auto move cards by double clicking them or single RMB click. – Animated gameply with on/off option.
You can play offline. – Different themes, backgrounds and card backs to choose from.
Klondike Solitaire for 1 and 3 card draws and Spider (1 suit, 2 and 4 suits).
Auto flip cars on/off option.
Support two language options: English, Polish.
Mahjong, an ancient game that originated in China, has long been one of my most favorite games on the computer since the inception of the computer. I can remember years ago when I first got into computers, finding a good software driven Mahjong game was a big deal. Especially when the Mahjong tiles became more 3D in appearance.
Recently I went on the hunt on the internet to see if I could find a decent online version of Mahjong. I hit the jackpot when I found 247 Mahjong [CLICK HERE] .
247 Mahjong is an Adobe Flash based game that you can play directly in your web browser (no software install required). 247 Mahjong features sounds, background music, a timer and 8 different tile sets to select from.
To Play Mahjong: Mahjong Solitaire is a tile matching puzzle game. You may click on any “free” tiles (those that are on the edge) to select them, and match them with other free tiles with the same face to eliminate them from the board. Beat Mahjong by eliminating all tiles.
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